We are pleased to partner with Pinsent Masons LLP to conduct our 2019 International Arbitration Survey on international construction disputes. This is the ninth major empirical International Arbitration survey conducted by the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London.
Pinsent Masons' 2019 International Arbitration Survey, in partnership with the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London, focuses on issues affecting the efficiency of resolving disputes on international construction projects and how that might be improved. Findings suggest that although arbitration is seen as the most widely selected process for resolving international construction disputes, there is a desire within the construction sector to make the dispute resolution process and most particularly, arbitration, more economical and quicker for the end user.
The survey provides valuable insight into the factors that lead to inefficiency, how respondents from diverse backgrounds and different jurisdictions perceive these and how the arbitral process might be improved to meet the needs and concerns of the construction sector. This in-depth analysis will assist clients and practitioners in evaluating what steps might be taken to optimise the arbitral process with a view to resolving disputes more efficiently and, in particular, at a much earlier stage in the lifecycle of a dispute.